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Gary Ewer Songwriting eBooks

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The 10-eBook BUNDLE:

  • 10 Songwriting eBooks (HIGH QUALITY PDF FORMAT) by Gary Ewer (See below for description of each eBook.)

THE 10-EBOOK BUNDLE: 10 Songwriting eBooks (in high quality PDF format):

  1. The Essential Secrets of Songwriting, 3rd edition (Read more)
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  2. Essential Chord Progressions, 2nd edition (Read more)
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  3. More Essential Chord Progressions, end edition (Read more)
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  4. How to Harmonize a Melody, 2nd edition (Read more)
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  5. Chord Progression Formulas (Read more)
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  6. The Essential Secrets of Songwriting 9-Lesson Course (Read more)
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  7. From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro (Read more)
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  8. Fix Your Songwriting Problems - NOW (Read more)
  9. “Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base“ (Read more)
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  10. "Writing a Song From a Chord Progression" (Read more)
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Buy today and get a copy of Gary's newest eBook, "Creative Chord Progressions" (©2016, Pantomime Music Publications) FREE.

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Creative Chord ProgressionsCreative Chord Progressions

Written by Gary Ewer, B.Mus

©2016, Pantomime Music Publications

Tired of "same old, same old" when it comes to chord progressions? Looking for ideas that can breathe the spark of life into your chord choices, and set your songs apart from everyone else's?

"Creative Chord Progressions" is a 25-page manual that gives you progressions you can use as is, or change to suit the songs you're working on. All categorized and ready for you to experiment with. And they all stray off the beaten path of typical I-IV-V-I progressions. (Read more)

Ready to stretch your ear? Try polytonal progressions, chord planing, inverted pedal point, and more.

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TESTIMONIALS:

“I’ve written about 80 songs in the past 5 years. I’m essentially a poet who puts words to music. That’s a challenge, as I have very little formal music training. Gary’s series of e-Books is well organized, well indexed, clearly written and very practical. It’s an excellent mix of detailed “how-to” information with thoughtful and inspirational ideas about the more abstract issues of song-writing."

Nigel Pleasants, (Toronto, ON, Canada)


5 stars

"I wanted to let you know that I am completely enjoying your e-books. I think they are brilliant and fabulous to learn by. I’ve written medical texts before and the secret is to not talk down to people, make it understandable and you’ve done an outstanding job on that."

Phillip Tirman MD, (California, USA)


5 stars

"As a beginner, I have visited a number of sites offering music lessons and I find your site more trainee friendly. The material presentation is not only precise but also specific for easy grasp. I thought I should commend you for the good work. God bless."


P. P. (U.K.)


5 stars

"I ordered your e-books, and I am absolutely loving them. I've only very recently started writing songs (I've written four...but all within the last week!), and the information you offer is incredibly useful. So, thank you!"

Sue, Los Angeles (California, USA)


5 stars

"Hi Gary, I just love all of your e-books. I do hip hop as well as other styles like r&b, neo soul, and jazz. I often refer to your e-books for inspiration. You have been stellar in my book. Keep it coming."

Francis (U.S.)


5 stars

"I recently bought your collection of e-books on song writing, chord changes and creating harmonies and I would just like to let you know how pleased I am with them. They have very clearly answered so many of the things about music writing which I've never been able to really find a clear answer to before. My enthusiasm for song writing has just come back with a vengeance! Many thanks!"

Andy (U.K.)


5 stars

"Gary, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping the untrained musician learn to understand the fundamentals of music..."

Emily (New York)


 

Learn From the Pros' Successes.
How do the industry's top songwriters do it? Together we'll take

their masterpieces apart and before you know it you'll be

applying their magic touch to your own songs, giving them

an exciting, 'hit potential' boost.

 

Learn to Write Songs Daily.

Even when inspiration seems lacking, you can still write

music - if you know what you're doing! It comes down to

discipline, mixed in with a bit of songwriting know-how.

 

Discover the 11 Principles of Songwriting.

Those principles are vital to your success. It doesn't matter if

you're country, rock, pop, folk... these principles apply across all genres.

 

Use Any One of the Hundreds of Chord Progressions Provided.

Take them as is, or modify them to suit your own music.Learn

the secrets for adding chords to a melody. You can follow the guide

with no need to read music. It's easy, once you know how. With lots

of sound samples to guide you as you read.

 


Ebook Descriptions - Here's what's covered in each eBook:

Essential Secrets of Songwriting eBook

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting, 3rd edition

Written by Gary Ewer
©2005, 2010, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

EXTENSIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, COMPLETE.

The new 3rd edition of The Essential Secrets of Songwriting, written by Gary Ewer, is a

complete e-book (333 pages) that shows you everything you need to know about how to write songs:

How chord progressions work.

How to write a good melody that's easy to sing and easy to remember.

What makes a good lyric

Why your songs aren't clicking with your audience

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It analyzes the hit songs from the past four decades, showing you how the world's best songwriters have put their

songs together. It shows not just how melodies should be written, but how lyric needs to work together with melody.

INCLUDED IN THIS E-BOOK:

-why song form is so important;

-how a great hook works;

-writing intros and outros;

-how to create chord progressions that work;

-how a bridge works, and how to write one;

-what to do about writer's block;

-the difference between copyright, performance rights, mechanical rights and royalties.

-a discography of songs that demonstrate all the concepts discussed within the book.

-a glossary of musical terms.

And much more - EVERYTHING you need to know about songwriting, written in a style that anyone from beginner to pro will understand. You do not need to be able to read music to use this manual.

And you can HEAR the musical samples demonstrated in the book by accessing the sound samples page on the

web! Get this book in combination with Gary Ewer's other songwriting e-books, and bring the FUN back to writing

music!

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Essential Secrets of Songwriting LESSONS eBook

Essential Secrets of Songwriting - 9-Lesson Course

Written by Gary Ewer
©2007, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT SONGWRITING? PROVE IT!

Gary has provided, on the web, his free Songwriting Course. Now you can get it in an expanded form, in this easily printable PDF format. With bookmarks to make it easy to flip from one lesson to another. Within the text, you'll find useful Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to each lesson.

If you are serious about songwriting, you'll find the exercises contained in this course to be just what you need to help you

become the songwriter you need to be. The exercises and activities will get you writing lyrics, melodies and chord changes for

greatest effect. In short, it will help you incorporate all the ideas you've been reading about in "The Essential Secrets of

Songwriting."

Many people think of a good song as something that just "happens" - as if it's magic, or hit-or-miss. That's just not right. You can practice the art of songwriting, and this course allows you to do just that. Watch your songs go from humdrum to winners.

INCLUDED IN THIS E-BOOK:

LESSON 1- FOCUSING YOUR LYRICS
LESSON 2- WRITING CREATIVE LYRICS
LESSON 3- WRITING "FAMILIAR" LYRICS
LESSON 4- WRITING MELODIES THAT WORK
LESSON 5- STRUCTURING MELODIES
LESSON 6- INTEGRATING LYRICS with MELODIES
LESSON 7- CHOOSING THE RIGHT CHORD
LESSON 8- MIXING STRONG AND FRAGILE PROGRESSIONS
LESSON 9- CONSIDERING FORM

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Don't just read about songwriting - PRACTICE your skills and become a better songwriting with these lessons.

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Essential Chord Progressions eBook

Essential Chord Progressions, 2nd ed.

Written by Gary Ewer
©2007, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

Chords-first songwriters will love this collection.

Chords CHORDS CHORDS

Fifty-three pages, to be exact. Progressions that will stimulate your imagination and allow you to get going writing the songs you've been wanting to write for ages.

If you always get stuck at the chord-progression stage of writing songs, "Essential Chord Progressions" will save you time and frustration.

With guitar fretboard diagrams if you need them.
In several different keys, with easy instructions on how to transpose them to even more keys.
INCLUDED IN THIS E-BOOK:

- Standard progressions of all types;
- Progressions that include secondary dominant chords, modal mixtures, etc.

- Progressions that help you change key;

- Chord changes suitable for pop, rock, country, folk, and more.

- 12-bar blues and other standard progressions.

- Hundreds of progressions you can use right now in your songs, or modify to suit your needs!

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From simple progressions to more complex ones... progressions that use pedal tones, secondary dominants, suspensions. In major and minor keys. If what you really want is to get going writing your songs, and you don't want to sweat it out over chords - you need this e-book.

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More Essential Chord Progressions eBook

More Essential Chord Progressions, 2nd ed.

Written by Gary Ewer
©2007, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

They’re not called “essential” for nothing.

"More Essential Chord Progressions" is full of interesting chord progressions that you can use in your songs as is, or modify as you see fit. If you spend most of your time trying to find the killer chord progression, you’re probably wasting a lot of time.

A continuation of “Essential Chord Progressions”, this e-book will give you:

- More progressions, in both major and minor keys;
- Progressions that start and end in different keys;

- Using suspensions (chords that contain a non-chord tone which resolves downward);

- Dominant chord formulas;
- Inverted pedal point (an upper note that is sustained throughout a progression)
- Circle of fifths progressions;
- Chord planing (taking a chord sonority and moving all tones together).

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If you find that bad chord progressions are holding you back from being the songwriter you've always wanted to be, you need this e-book!

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How to Harmonize a Melody eBook

How to Harmonize a Melody, 2nd ed.

Written by Gary Ewer
©2007, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

IF YOU ADD CHORDS THE WAY SOME PEOPLE "HUNT 'N PECK - THAT'S CALLED SLOW!

You've got a great melody, and you can "hear" the chords in your mind, but you just can't find them. All that leads to songwriting frustration of the worst kind.

And that leads to chord progression MUDDLE.

This e-book partners up with Gary Ewer's other songwriting e-books: "The Essential Secrets of Songwriting", "Essential Chord Progressions", "More Essential Chord Progressions" and "Writing a Song From a Chord Progression". It answers the questions you've always had about how to add chord progressions to your song melodies.

If you find yourself banging out the same three chords over and over again, trying to harmonize a song melody, this e-book is going to help you. Most people stay in the safe zone of those three chords, afraid to venture further afield simply because they don't understand how chords work.

"How to Harmonize a Melody" starts by showing you what a good melody is, and then shows you how to harmonize it. It deals with vital areas such as chord structure, harmonic rhythm, root movement, and more. And it gives you some suggested activities to practice what you're learning.

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Chord Progression Formulas eBook

Chord Progression Formulas

Written by Gary Ewer
©2009, 2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

SONGWRITING FORMULAS: BAD. CHORD PROGRESSION FORMULAS: GREAT!

For many songwriters, chord progressions are a mysterious wandering of one chord to another, without knowing what could or should happen next. For the serious songwriter, that just can’t be a good use of time.

There is nothing random about a good chord progression. When one chord follows another, there needs to be, for most of the time, a sense of predictability. That’s predictability in the best sense of that word.

And in fact, the best progressions can be described by using formulas that give them strength and structure. From “Chord Progression Formulas: “[N]othing destroys a song quicker than a chord progression that doesn’t work. Nothing in the songwriting business makes you look like an amateur faster than a bad progression.

“Chord Progression Formulas” shows you, in a few pages, exactly how you can create dozens of progressions for you to consider as you write your song. And it does it using a clear and easy method. The formulas in this ebook will always work, no matter what genre you write in, and no matter what key or time signature.

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From Amateur to Ace eBook

From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro

Written by Gary Ewer
©2013, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

Now is your time.

Time to take your songwriting to a new level of excellence.

Time to see if you've got what it takes to be a pro in this business.

Time to set goals for yourself and make songwriting more than just a hobby.

It's time.

The first rule for becoming professional in anything is: you need to be excellent - consistently.

Gary Ewer's eBook, "From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro" answers 12 crucial "how-do-I" questions that every pro knows. Questions like:

- How Do I Sell or Market My Songs?

- How Do I Write a Hook For My Song?

- How Do I Write Good Vocal Harmonies?

- How Do I Protect My Songs?

- How Do I Write a Better Song Intro?

... and much more.

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Writing a Song From a Chord Progression eBook

Writing a Song From a Chord Progression

Written by Gary Ewer

©2016, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


Starting from a chord progression may mean you're ignoring your song's melody.

Are you the kind of songwriter who likes to start the process by vamping a chord progression until other ideas occur to you. That's a legitimate way to start, but you could be putting other elements in your songs at jeopardy.

A chords-first song can be a great way to write music, but it comes with a set of problems along with the benefits. In "Writing a Song From a Chord Progression", you'll discover:

 - How to get the process started;

 - Why we like starting with the chords;

 - How to find a melody when all you've got are chords;

 - What makes a good song melody?

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And you'll get a step-by-step process for writing a song from chords, a process that uses a hit song as a template.

You shouldn't write every song by starting with the chords, only because starting the same way every time gives your music an unpleasant "sameness" that you want to avoid. But if you're keen to make the chords-first procedure work, this is the ebook for you!

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Fix Your Songwriting Problems Now

Fix Your Songwriting Problems - NOW!

Written by Gary Ewer

©2015, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


Not every bad song suffers from the same problems - But here's a description of the 7 most common ones.

Does songwriting make you happy? That's the first sentence you'll read in this important manual. You have a right to be happy, and songwriting can open the door to being artistically satisfied. But if your happiness is turning into frustration, you need solutions!

This eBook addresses seven of the most common problems plaguing pop songwriters today. If you always get that nagging feeling that there's still something wrong every time you finish a song, let this eBook help to guide you onto the proper path.

Within these pages, you're going to discover:

 - How to write a lyric that connects to the audience;

 - The secret of how a song melody pairs up with the song's lyric;

 - What role inspiration plays in songwriting;

 - How various aspects of song form (including when and how to use a pre-chorus or bridge) can strengthen you music;

 - Why some chord progressions sound great, while others sound horrible.

This eBook puts a magnifying glass on several aspects covered in greater detail within “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting". But this eBook gets you moving in the right direction immediately. If you have problems, this is the first eBook in the bundle that you should consult.

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Hooks and Riffs

Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base

Written by Gary Ewer

©2016, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


We hear about the hook in songwriting as if it's the most important element of a successful song. In the pop songwriting world, that's not far off from the truth. But it can be a tricky element to describe accurately, because for obvious reasons, no two hooks are the same.

But we do know some things for sure. Most hooks blend together three crucial ingredients: an enticing bit of melody, a catchy rhythm, and a short, strong chord progression.

"Hooks and Riffs" discusses this vital element of music, that bit that's responsible for audiences wanting to hear your song over and over again. It takes a close look at 15 classic hits and discusses how the writers layered hooks for maximum effect.

The eBook finishes with three suggested step-by-step procedures for writing a song based on a hook: by focusing on melody first, rhythm first, and then chords first.

If you've been trying to get a hook to work -- to get something for your songs that waves a flag and grabs attention -- let this eBook show you how.

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Creative Chord Progressions

Written by Gary Ewer

©2016, Gary Ewer and Pantomime Music Publications (25 pages)

IN HIGH-QUALITY PDF FORMAT


 

(FREE ADD-ON to THE 10-EBOOK BUNDLE. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY)

Are you getting a bit tired of standard I-IV-V-I progressions? Are you tapped out when it comes to generating anything interesting when it comes to chords. Perhaps what you need are some examples of the great possibilities that await. Believe it or not, standard, basic chord progressions will work fine for most songs. That's because listeners really would rather have innovative melodies and lyrics, rather than innovative chords.

But if you want to stretch the possibilities, and come up with chords that are a bit off the beaten track, "Creative Chord Progressions" is meant for you. It's a 25-page manual that shows you how to take your chords a bit beyond the norm. Includes examples in the following categories: inversions, pedal point, inverted pedal point, chord planing, modal mixtures and more.

Many of the ideas in this manual come from Gary's blog. He's taken examples from the almost 1700 articles he's written over the past decade and pulled them together in one eBook, as well as added a few more for you to use. If you're getting stuck in a chord rut, let this eBook open up your mind to new chord possibilities!

 

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Purchase and download eBooks separately:

“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” (PDF format)

"Essential Chord Progressions" (PDF format)
"More Essential Chord Progressions" (PDF format)
“The Essential Secrets of Songwriting - 9-Lesson Course” (PDF format)
"How to Harmonize a Melody" (PDF format)
"Chord Progression Formulas" (PDF format)
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"From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro" (PDF format) "Writing a Song From a Chord Progression" (PDF format) "Fix Your Songwriting Problems - NOW!" (PDF format) "Hooks and Riffs: How They Grab Attention, Make Songs Memorable, and Build Your Fan Base" (PDF format)    
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